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For many, alcohol is something that is enjoyed socially, but for others, the use of alcohol turns into a dangerous habit. A little-known fact about alcohol is that is actually considered by the medical and scientific world to be the most dangerous of all the substances when looking at multiple criteria and the overall effects it has on society. When someone becomes addicted to alcohol, then treatment programs such as what our alcohol rehab offers becomes the only effective way to stop when attempts to quit alone fall short.
Due to the readily available nature of alcohol in our society, and its accepted status as part of socializing, alcohol is abused by many people in the United States, known as alcohol use disorder. This disorder affects as many as 14.1 million adults according to a 2017 report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
The debilitating effects that frequent heavy drinking has on a person’s mental and physical health, and on the important areas of a person’s life such as their work, is something that must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid further problems and even death. Legacy Healing Center’s South Florida alcohol rehab is a fully accredited clinical facility with quality, evidence-based treatment programs that can help an addict to reach long-term sobriety safely.
At our alcohol or opioid rehab in Tampa, you can expect to be treated for alcohol use disorder through a whole-patient approach because it provides the best chances at a successful and lasting recovery.
Alcohol rehab starts with a medical assessment that aims to help your practitioner to decide the best course of action concerning your treatment plan; certain types of treatment and therapy programs can be more effective than others depending on individual needs.
Since alcohol is a dangerous substance to become dependent on, and detoxing alone is not advised for health reasons, our alcohol rehab starts with a medical detox for alcohol to ensure a safe recovery from alcohol dependence.
Once the detox period is complete, which is roughly 5 to 7 days long, then the patient is ready to start with the rest of their treatment at our alcohol rehab, which is crucial in overcoming addiction. This intensive therapy carries on for as long as a patient needs them, which usually requires around 90 days in treatment – completed in either inpatient or outpatient programs or a combination of both treatment settings.
Once an adequate amount of treatment is completed and the recovering person is confident with their ability to avoid relapse, then aftercare programs commence, such as sober living homes, 12-step programs, and other therapeutic communities.
Alcohol detoxification is perhaps the most dangerous time in early recovery for an alcoholic. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) occurs when a person dependent on alcohol stops their drinking. The symptoms can range from mild to severe, with symptoms including headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and seizures among others.
In rare cases of AWS, a person may experience a condition known as delirium tremens (DTs). This condition can be life-threatening if untreated and causes severe confusion, hallucinations, tremors, seizures, high blood pressure, profuse sweating, and a rapid heart rate.
In order to help our patients to safely recover from this initial stage of treatment at our alcohol rehab, we may assist them with FDA-approved medications that can significantly lower the symptoms experienced and help to manage the overall dangers of breaking an alcohol dependence. Around-the-clock care by qualified medical professionals ensures the safety of the individual.
There are many factors that can cause an addiction to alcohol from taking root. One of the first things that a patient is assessed for is co-occurring mental disorders. A co-occurring disorder refers to the occurrence of another mental disorder that accompanies the addiction. If the disorder is present and untreated, then it can be one of the major causes of addiction for that person as they try to self-medicate their symptoms with alcohol.
Apart from co-occurring mental disorders, or dual diagnosis, there are other important factors that can increase the risk of addiction. Their biology can be a factor, such as their gender and ethnicity. Development is another factor, which includes their genetics and when they started using alcohol; if alcohol was abused during crucial developmental stages. Finally, a person’s environment can be another risk factor for addiction, including peer pressure, family influences, and quality of life.
These elements are discovered during the initial assessment, and during ongoing assessments as treatment progresses.
Therapy is the cornerstone of addiction treatment. It includes the most effective forms of behavioral therapy that we have to combat addiction. In our alcohol rehab, behavioral therapy includes the use of methods such as dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy among others.
Through these proven methods of therapy, a recovering alcoholic can be helped to make significant positive changes in their behavior, response to stressful situations, and thinking. Therapy will ultimately help a recovering person to improve their coping skills and quality of life. It also helps to create effective methods of preventing alcohol abuse from taking hold again.
Therapeutic programs can continue even after rehab through support groups such as the 12-step program, allowing a person to continue with their support during long-term recovery.
Tampa is home to stunning natural beauty and a rich culture filled with friendly people. It is an ideal place to recover. Among the sober-friendly attractions that one may enjoy during your stay in our inpatient rehab programs include the sunny beaches such as Clearwater Beach and the Ben T. David Beach and popular places to find a bite to eat such as Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, Wright’s Gourmet House, and Happy Fish.
Whether you are looking for help for a loved one or yourself, you will receive the clinical treatment needed to beat addiction at our alcohol and 30-day drug rehab in South Florida. Get in touch with us today to discover how we can assist in the recovery from alcohol addiction.
Medical Detox Facility
LEGACY HEALING DETOX